Exercise balls, also known as Swiss balls, stabilization balls or fitness balls, are fun, inexpensive tools that can improve muscular strength, tolerance, balance and flexibility. When buying an exercise ball, it is important to consider many things, such as the size, durability, and rigor of the ball. Carefully considering these aspects will make sure that you found an exercise ball tailored for your specific needs and you will be on your way to improving your all-around health and meeting your fitness goals.
- Choose the right size-small ball whether you are up to 5′ (152.4 cm) tall. Exercise balls are available in various sizes, based on the diameter of the ball when fully bloated. The correct ball size is selected foundation on your height. So whether you are under 5′, the additional small ball with a diameter of 45 cm (17.7 in) will probably work best for you. The small diameter of these balls means they are also grand 44 for children.
- Go for a small ball whether you are 5’1″-5’8″ (155-173 cm) tall. Small fitness balls had a diameter of 55 cm (21.7 in). The goal is to hold your legs at a 90-degree angle, so getting a large ball could have a negative effect on your form.
- Try a medium ball whether you are 5’9″-6’2″ (175-188 cm) tall. With a diameter of 65 cm (25.6 in), this is the most general-sized ball. It will help you to maintain the correct posture and foot position for exercise-ball foundation workouts.
- You may require a larger ball whether you have back problems or whether you have long legs for your height. You may also require a larger ball whether you are planning on using it for yoga, stretching, or as a seat.
- Opt for a large bill whether you are 6’3″-6’7″ (190-201 cm) tall. This has a diameter of 75 cm (29.5 in); behave a smaller ball will make it much easier for you to balance, which in turn will make the exercises easier. This may seem like a positive, but it will indeed prevent you from getting the optimal use from your ball.
- Look for an additional-large ball whether you are 6’8″ (203 cm) or taller. Additional large balls, with a diameter of 85 cm (33.5 in) may require to be special-ordered. However, this additional step is worth it as using a ball that is too small will prevent a consistent workout and could cause a lower-back strain.
Choosing the Right Equipment
- Choose a ball made of anti-burst equipment. This will make sure that whether your ball is punctured it will deflate slowly, rather than popping like a balloon and possibly causing a fall or injury.
- Prefer a ball with a high weight limit. All exercise balls should be labeled with an anti-blast rating that indicates the maximum weight that the ball can securely support. A higher rating will be necessary whether you plan on using extra weight, such as dumbbells, in your workout. An anti-blast rating of 500 kilograms (1,102.31 lb) or greater is best.
Most exercise balls will have two ratings: dynamic and freezes. The freezer-weight rating is the maximum weight the ball can support whether you only sit on the ball. Dynamic weight assigns consider 23 bouncing, free weights, and movement. Whether you are planning to use the ball for exercise, then the dynamic weight is the crucial sign.
Even a highly rated ball made of anti-burst equipment can fail whether it is damaged, used incorrectly, or not properly maintained.
- Prefer the texture you like best. Exercise balls come in different textures. The smoother the surface, the easy ball will slide as you use it. It is important to note that a smooth surface combined with sweat will increment the risk of falling from the ball. Some yoga balls are textured to countered slipping and to stick better to the floor. Selecting the right texture is a matter of taste so test out a few and determine which texture you prefer.
Ensure to consider the texture of the floor you will be placing the ball on as well. Whether the surface is very smooth, such as vinyl or hardwood flooring, then the ball may slip more easily.